Hextall eyes a smart add, remains invested in 2023 draft class

Ron Hextall when hired by in February 2021 received a [hide] five year [/hide] contract from the Lemieux Group. Despite appeasing the new ownership by what many looked at as going All-In signing Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin into their 40’s, Hextall has not operated in trade talks like a General Manager who wants or

Rumors: Penguins intrigued by cost certainty with Thatcher Demko?

[hide]There has been some smoke for a few weeks now of the Penguins having some level of interest in Vancouver Canucks netminder Thatcher Demko and many around the league believe the situation has some legs. Pittsburgh’s potential interest in Demko would be a long-term move as the 27 year old is signed through the 2025-2026

The Penguins have a clear System Problem

The Pittsburgh Penguins plain and simple have a system problem that right now falls on the shoulders of the coaching staff. Mike Sullivan does not believe in having a heavy style of play at the forward position but Sullivan along with management prioritized over the summer of getting heavier on the backend. Yet, Sullivan and

Latest on Tristan Jarry, Casey DeSmith & Deadline Buzz

If Pittsburgh makes the postseason, you’ll be able to look back to this five game stretch (1/16 – 1/24) as a reason why. It hasn’t been pretty by any means, but the Penguins have been able to stack eight out of a possible ten points, while some notable teams around or just below them have


Penguins overwhelmed in 1-on-1 battles in loss to Canes: The scoreboard made the game close, a Penguins 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night and if they want the Penguins again can hang their hat on, they were missing the likes of Kris Letang, Jeff Petry and Marcus Pettersson. The Penguins, though, still iced

Latest on Futures of Matt Canada & Brian Flores

LATEST STEELERS BUZZ Tidbits from Mike Tomlin’s End of the Season Press Conference Matt Canada to return in 2023? That will be among the most pressing off-season questions. Canada has [hide] one year left on his contract [/hide] and a growing sense in the organization for about a month now is that Canada has A[hide]rt

Rumors: Kraken strongly linked to Teddy Blueger?

[hide]The Pittsburgh Penguins in the summer of 2021 prioritized protecting Teddy Blueger over the likes of Jared McCann and Brandon Tanev. They viewed Blueger’s defensive prowess, two-way instincts and what they felt at the time that Blueger was primed to emerge into a regular 15-18 a year goal scorer over the next couple seasons. Blueger

Rumors: Penguins reaching point where they don’t think Brian Dumoulin is fixable?

Latest on Bryan Dumoulin: From the coaching staff to members of the front office, the organization has been patient for the most part that Brian Dumoulin’s significant drop in play this play was fixable. The coaching staff in particular felt they could build Dumoulin back up by reducing his deployment against top lines with the

Rumors: Reynolds camp sought $128 million contract

[hide] There’s a gulf of close to $60 million dollars between the Pittsburgh Pirates and outfielder Bryan Reynolds who last month officially demanded a trade from the team. How Far apart were the two sides? Reynolds was offered a 6 year deal worth $72 million dollars. The last negotiations between the two sides had the